We have seen Seckou Keita in concert before but tonight at AMATA, the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts in Penryn, the concert was outstanding. Seckou was playing with Omar Sosa on piano and Gustave Ovalles on percussion and the whole audience loved it all. Their new collaborative cd is called Transparent Water and that was what we heard live tonight – fabulous!
A gallery of the evening is not enough. You need to catch them on tour if you can. Our son has known Seckou for many years and learnt both to play the Kora and to make them with Seckou who was delighted to hear that D is now a father of twins! Click on any photo for more detail.
November 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm
I will have to look the Kora up – it looks like an amazing instrument.
November 11, 2017 at 6:13 pm
It is. The sound it makes is haunting and very beautiful. 🙂
November 11, 2017 at 5:04 am
Aye, a grand night out for the King and Queen of Penzance (winks). Enjoyed the music also. Yes, I downloaded all the tracks from Transparent Water and then from Senses.
November 11, 2017 at 3:44 am
Sounds like a great concert!
November 10, 2017 at 11:47 pm
We saw a great performance in Phoenix last week: the musicians who used to play with Paco de Lucia, the late Flameno guitar master. Fabuloso!
November 10, 2017 at 11:45 pm
Sounds like an exciting performance. Will have to get them on our radar!
November 10, 2017 at 11:51 pm
Well worth tracking down, so full of energy, fun and skill.:)